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The Psychology of Lying

Psychology Professor Kevin Colwell

In a world where lying is commonplace, Psychology Professor Kevin Colwell explores the nuanced landscape of deception.

In an April 11, 2024 story from Time, Colwell emphasizes the importance of discerning truth from falsehood without predisposed assumptions, drawing from his experience training law enforcement and investigators in deception detection at the National Counterterrorism Center.

“Lying is a very important social skill,” Colwell argues. “It greases the wheels of society and makes our relationships work better.”

Colwell’s findings offer a roadmap for understanding the intricate landscape of human truthfulness and deceit. Alongside his expertise in psychology and law, he delves into areas such as behavioral and CBT interventions, as well as psychometrics.

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